Indigenous group rekindles conflict regarding road construction in Amazon national park area

Posted on February 6, 2012 • Filed under: Brazil, Conflicts, Enviromental Issues, Latin America Indigenous Issues

The arrival in La Paz for a second indigenous march in just over three months on Monday revived a dispute over a road in the jungle of Bolivia, whose construction was halted after a similar protest from other indigenous groups, and revealed the division of the basis of government support. The new protest calls the opposite of another resonant launched last year, which began to President Evo Morales a law that suspends road construction of 306 kilometers, funded by Brazil and at a cost of $ 420 million, which would cross the reservation known as Indian Territory and Isiboro Secure National Park (Tipnis). Read Article

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